Albania Economy Fri, 06 May 2016 17:35:20 +0000Albanian twins absolved from charges for theft, police could not identify the culprit among them
Albanian twins arrested last year in Italy for multiple burglary were absolved from charges because experts summoned by the court could not identify who among them was the culprit, Italian media reported. “Police had found traces of DNA in a luxury...Fri, 06 May 2016 09:36:31 +0000Surrounded by Rising Waters, Villagers Protest “Ridiculous” Compensation
The Albanian Banja Hydro-Power plant is almost finished, but some villagers forced to abandon their homes in the project’s wake lament unfair treatment and meager compensation for their property. Bardha Nergjoni BIRN Gramsh Rrahime Çarçiu, 7...Thu, 05 May 2016 22:30:06 +0000Party leaders in Albania under pressure over justice reform
US and EU Ambassadors stage showdown demanding fast approval of the much delayed constitutional reform that aims to clear out country’s justice system from corruption and political interference. Two most important ambassadors in Albania, Donald Lu ...Thu, 05 May 2016 13:18:02 +0000Asylum in Albania? No Thanks! Syrian Refuges Refuse Albania Offer
About 16 Syrian refugees caught by Albania police on Wednesday near the border with Greece, had refused the offer to apply for political asylum in Albania, local media announced. The refugees, part of the group that was blocked in the border between ...Thu, 05 May 2016 12:44:35 +0000US, EU Warn Albania Against Judicial Reform Delay
In strongly-worded remarks, the US and EU ambassadors to Tirana said constitutional changes to reform Albania’s flawed justice system must be adopted quickly and a failure to act would have consequences. Gjergj Erebara BIRN Tirana EU ambassador...